WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has selected Gary W. Loveman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Caesars Entertainment, to receive its 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award.
The Distinguished Achievement Award was originally established to highlight the outstanding work of individuals and corporations that set the standards for community involvement and bettering the lives of others; however, the award has not been presented for 20 years. NCOA will re-launch the recognition by honoring Loveman for his dedication to supporting older adults.
“NCOA is honored to present the Distinguished Achievement Award to Gary Loveman for his commitment to the health and welfare of older Americans, ensuring that seniors around the country are living with dignity, purpose, and security,” said James Firman, NCOA President & CEO. “Under Mr. Loveman’s leadership, Caesars Entertainment has been a model corporate citizen and has shown a deep dedication to philanthropy, diversity, and volunteerism to promote strong, healthy communities and improved lives for all of us as we age.”
The honor will be presented at a dinner and award presentation tonight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Loveman joined Caesars Entertainment Corporation as Chief Operating Officer in 1998, after serving as an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Since being named CEO in 2003, he has presided over a period of growth for the organization and has been recognized as the gaming and lodging industry’s best CEO by Institutional Investor magazine for four consecutive years.
Loveman is a member of the President’s Export Council and serves as Chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Committee on Health and Retirement. He also sits on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics at M.I.T.
Since 2003, the Caesars Foundation has committed more than $60 million to charitable organizations, including the Meals on Wheels Association of America, AARP, Rebuilding Together, Clean the World, and Second Wind Dreams.
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.org |www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging